Ru Hua Actor Lee Kin Yan, Who Suffered A Stroke Last Year, Thanks Louis Koo For Providing Financial Help
Back in July, Hongkong actor Lee Kin Yan was revealed to have suffered a stroke last year that left him half-paralysed and unable to speak. After sharing a post saying that he will work hard to recover and return to work as soon as he can, he went radio silent for the next four months.
The 59-year-old, who is best known for playing the cross-dressing, nose-picking character Ru Hua in Stephen Chow’s films, finally returned to Weibo to give an update on his condition. He also uploaded a photo of himself with his friend, Hongkong artiste Suzuki Lee, as well as a solo shot of Hongkong actor Louis Koo.
In his caption, Kin Yan revealed that he has been seeing a TCM physician and undergoing both speech therapy and physiotherapy. These services don’t exactly come cheap, so he wanted to take the opportunity to thank those who have given him financial aid over the past six months.
“First, I’d like to thank the wife of [Hongkong billionaire] Joseph Lau. When I returned to Hongkong after my incident, she sent a colleague to contact me,” he wrote. “Another person is Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild President Louis Koo. Mrs. Lau and Mr. Koo both contributed a lot of money and help.”
Kin Yan then thanked Suzuki for helping him to run around settling various matters for him, and the Performing Artistes Guild for making arrangements so that he could enjoy free TCM treatment at the HHK Chinese Medicine Center.
“It is a blessing to be able to meet all these good people,” Kin Yan gushed. “I will continue to work hard and be back in front of the camera to meet everyone again as soon as possible!”
Netizens left comments praising Louis — then again, we’ve come to expect nothing less from the famously generous and down-to-earth star — and wished Kin Yan a speedy recovery.
The father-of-three was in a Shenzhen sauna in September last year when he suddenly had a headache and collapsed. Fortunately, he was rushed to the hospital and received emergency treatment on time, but the stroke left him paralysed on the right side of his body and with aphasia, a communication disorder that typically occurs after a stroke.